DC has announced some new titles for their long-gestating original digital comics line, USA Today tells us. Several new projects are going to launch in addition to today’s launch for SMALLVILLE SEASON 11, by Bryan Q. Miller and the ongoing BATMAN BEYOND and BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED digital comics. Here’s what’s new:
• Ame-Comi Girls by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, a weekly series based on DC’s product line “featuring Japanese manga-style versions of Wonder Woman and other superheroines.”
• A new digital Batman series with work by Ben Templesmith, Steve Niles, B. Clay Moore, Nicola Scott, and Joshua Hale Fialkov, and a special issue by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire.
All of the comics are available via DC’s app, comiXology, and so on, for 99 cents an issue.
Commentary: Ben Templesmith on Batman? Finally.
AND, just so no one gets confused, DC cannot run kids comics featuring empowering female characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl or Lois Lane, but they can run comics based on manga fetish statues that look like this:
Yep, that’s the comics industry we know and love!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.